Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

This little piggy went to the market

Oh My Gosh! Who HASN'T heard that it's never good to go grocery shopping when you're hungry right? Well...I proved that point today. After my work out and a quick shower I had to run out of the house to take Grant to school and then to the grocery store. There was no time to eat. I knew I was messing up because I was already hungry but I kept telling myself I'll just shop super-quick and then come home and eat a healthy lunch. Well by the time I got back in the car to head home, it was already 2 pm (2 hours later) and I was S-T-A-R-V-I-N-G. So I grabbed a banana and some Rice Works chips out of my grocery bag and ran thru Sonic for a Diet Sprite. Ate that on the way home. Found 2 old hard-as-a-rock Bit-O-Honey's and gnawed on them too. Got home, unloaded the groceries, all of which looked DELICOUS and decided to "treat myself" (for what, I have no idea) to a small bowl of Banana Nut Cheerios. (I LOVE cereal!) Next I decided to pull all the grapes off of the vine and put them in a nice big bowl and wash them so that the kids will snack on them. If I leave them in the bag on the vine, they'll just get old and moldy in the fridge. Well, you KNOW I had to sample one and of course...they were the BEST grapes ever so I sat there and ate probably 15 of them. Next I put away the Sea Salt Almonds. "oh, I should probably take the seal off these so when Matt opens them up to get some, he won't have to bother with it" I thought. down went about 8 almonds.
Now I feel like a stuffed pig!'s almost time to start cooking dinner! Eeeeek!

In other news: We are on Day 4 of this round of P90X and I have never seen Matt so focused! He is SERIOUS about it this time. Me on the other hand..I'm trying to have a sense of balance. Between my classes at the gym, the fitness classes I am teaching at my crib on Mon & Weds AND the "X" I'm afraid I'm overtraining...certain muscle groups anyway. I do biceps, legs and abs practically EVERY day. Lately my mid-back has been sore ALL the time. Like I need a good stretch but I don't know of anything that really stretches that area very well. It's the area just below my bra strap--those muscles on either side of my spine.

Tuesday I taught my first portion of a fitness class at the gym! I did abs and it went very well. Thankfully Shelly didn't tell me I was going to do it for sure until just a couple of minutes before it was I didn't have a chance to get too nervous. Just as I had prayed, God helped me remember the routine and I didn't even need my note card! Hooray! Putting on a microphone and hearing myself over the speakers was weird, but not as bad as I expected. The only feedback I got other than "good job" and "you did great" was that I needed to talk a little more. And I totally agreed. As soon as I got them started on a was dead silent until I started counting down. I need to encourage them while they're working (Keep Going! You can do it! We're halfway done! and so on..) Tomorrow I will be teaching biceps. I am entirely using the P90X Back & Biceps routine minus the back exercises. At least I know it works and I pretty much know it by heart so no worries about forgetting what's next. I'm excited about this new "adventure" I've begun. Between this and beachbody coaching, I think I am fulfilling my dreams!

Well..this was a long post. If you made it this far, you are a great friend! Thanks!


Annie said...

congrats on what sounds like a very successful first class! you're so lucky!

Jade said...

I'd love to take your class! You're so motivating just on your blog! :)

About shopping at the market - I'm trying to stop my habit of going a few times a week after work to just once per week on the weekends. I think I'll definitely save money AND calories by doing that!

Keep up the great work - I'm sorry I don't know any great stretches - maybe you need a good massage from hubby?

Demi Eliese said...

Hooray for teaching your first class! Congratulations! You are right to be concerned about overtraining, so if you ever start having trouble sleeping, have headaches all the time, or have body aches might be over doing it. You NEVER want to do the same muscle groups every day. If you must, your "rest days" need to be SERIOUS rest days. I'm talking laying down alot, sleeping more, and upping your protein and water intake. You are such a caring, unselfish person..but remember you need to take care of numero uno first! a.k.a.-YOU!

So proud of you! :)

KC said...

Great Job on the first class Jen. I bet you did GREAT!

As far as the grocery store, don't beat yourself up. I bet we've all done that. And with as much as you are working out, your body probably was in need of the extra nutrition.

Keep up the great work!

Rene' said...

at least your groceries weren't oreos and doritos! ha! :) almonds and grapes provide real "fuel" :)

Kim said...

I love Bit O Honey. The last time I ate one it pulled my really expensive crown off so needless to say, I can't eat them anymore!

And congrats on teaching your first class. Sounds like you have such a gift and love for fitness and it's so nice that you can share it with others.